Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bio-Oil for Scars and Wrinkles

I’ve been using a little bottle of Bio-Oil made by a company in South Africa for a couple of months when treating a scar and then for much longer as an anti-aging wrinkle preventer.

Recently I had a mole removed from my face by a plastic surgeon. For scar recovery, the plastic surgeon suggested I start out using pure vitamin E to treat the scar over a period of two months. By simply pricking the vitamin E capsule and pressing out the pure vitamin E oil and gently smoothing it over the scar. After the two month period, he said I should use Bio-Oil, available in any drugstore. This is how I have treated my scar. After all was healed, I was left with a barely noticeable scar.

Since then, I’ve been using Bio-Oil over a night time moisturizer around the eye area and above my upper lip to try and prevent and get rid of my wrinkles. This is where my wrinkles seem to be appearing first.

Bio-Oil is an orange colored oil containing something call PurCellin Oil. It is recommended for uneven skin tone, scar healing, stretch mark prevention and wrinkle prevention and treatment. I checked out the website and they say that there have been studies on Bio-Oil done over a period of time for all of these problems. All of these studies show positive results.

The ingredients of this product are listed as the following from the company’s website (

Paraffinum Liquidum
Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate
Isopropyl Myristate
Retinyl Palmitate
Tocopheryl Acetate
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
Amyl Cinnamal
Benzyl Salicylate
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
CI 26100

As you can see, it’s got some very nice oils in it such as vitamin E, rosemary, lavender, calendula, sunflower and soyabean oils, all useful for skin healing and wrinkle prevention. You might ask what is PurCellin oil. I was curious to find out to. It’s a lab creation oil from the glands of a duck, secreted when the duck is preening its feathers. It is used as a delivery system for the other oils.

It’s a nice oil to use for both scar healing and wrinkle prevention/curing. I saw the results of the scar healing properties of the oil and the jury is still out on whether it helps prevent wrinkles. The price is reasonable for a bottle of Bio-Oil. I’ll buy it again for its antiaging benefits when this bottle runs out.

1 comment:

Diana said...

I swear by Bio oil for healing scars. Its wonderful. Haven't tried it for wrinkles but will do so from now on.